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The Resource QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga, Silvan S. Schweber

QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga, Silvan S. Schweber

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QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga
Title
QED and the men who made it
Title remainder
Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga
Statement of responsibility
Silvan S. Schweber
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED). This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, three of whom won the Nobel Prize for their work. Schweber begins with an account of the early work done by physicists such as Dirac and Jordan, and describes the gathering of eminent theorists at Shelter Island in 1947. The rest of his narrative comprises individual biographies of the four physicists, discussions of their major contributions, and the story of the scientific community in which they worked"--Publisher's description
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schweber, S. S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton series in physics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum electrodynamics
  • Physicists
Label
QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga, Silvan S. Schweber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [672]-723) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of quantum field theory -- The 1930s -- The war and its aftermath -- Three conferences: Shelter Island, Pocono, and Oldstone -- The lamb shift and the magnetic moment of the electron -- Tomonaga and the rebuilding of Japanese physics -- Julian Schwinger and the formalization of quantum field theory -- Richard Feynman and the visualization of space-time process -- Freeman Dyson and the structure of quantum field theory -- QED Switzerland
Control code
28966591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 732 pages
Isbn
9780691036854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1605932
Label
QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga, Silvan S. Schweber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [672]-723) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of quantum field theory -- The 1930s -- The war and its aftermath -- Three conferences: Shelter Island, Pocono, and Oldstone -- The lamb shift and the magnetic moment of the electron -- Tomonaga and the rebuilding of Japanese physics -- Julian Schwinger and the formalization of quantum field theory -- Richard Feynman and the visualization of space-time process -- Freeman Dyson and the structure of quantum field theory -- QED Switzerland
Control code
28966591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 732 pages
Isbn
9780691036854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1605932

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